Jul 16

CFP: XII International Conference of Literature at St. John’s University

XII International Conference of Literature: Memory and Imagination of Latin America and the Caribbean Through the Oral and Written Paths


The International Conference of Romance Literatures of the DLL at St. John’s University

Convened by:

The Department of Languages and Literature (DLL) and the Graduate Program in Hispanic Literature at St. John’s University (New York), The Center for Research for Latin America and the Caribbean (CIALC) of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM), La Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Perú) and Pontificia Universidad Católica (Ecuador)


Conference Dates: October 12-14, 2016
Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus (New York)
Main Topic: Literature and Languages: Crossing Frontiers and Finding Diversity in Culture
Abstract Deadline: July 23, 2016

The conference will also include a special tribute on the 70th Anniversary of Gabriela Mistral’s Nobel Prize in Literature


The information below has been provided by the conference organizers. Find out more about the conference on their Facebook page and on their website.


  • Literature and its relationship with history, politics
  • Oral and written expression, memory, and literacy
  • Development and reform in the fields of science and technology
  • Ethnicity and cultural diversity
  • Literature, ecology, environment
  • Referential genres (fiction/ no fiction)
  • Gender and body
  • Literature and the arts (film, theater, music, etc.)
  • Literature and science
  • Pop culture and innovations
  • Digital proposals
  • Global migrations
  • Linguistics and acquisition of a second language
  • Creative writing

New proposals of subtopics, as well as initiatives for creating workshops and committees, are welcome. Presentations (to be given be in English, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) shall not exceed a 15 minute duration.

In order to be considered, participants should include: Name of the presenter or name of the workshop coordinator, name of the academic association, title of essay, an abstract (250 words max), and a brief curriculum vitae. The information should be sent to the Academic Committee at St. John’s University before July 23, 2016. Contact email: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com

Professor Milton  Fernando Romero Obando: conferenceunamsju16@gmail.com
Professor Marie-Lise Gazarian: gazariam@stjohns.edu


Feb 16

CFP: Romance Studies at Boston University Graduate Student Conference


Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

Dates: April 22-23, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Mahoney, Stonehill College
Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2016

“To interrogate a tradition, venerable though it may be, is no longer to pass it on intact.” — Pierre Nora

The following information about the first annual Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference has been provided by the conference organizing committee:

Pierre Nora, in his essay, “Les lieux de mémoire,” suggests that intellectual inquiry results in the dismemberment of its subject. The self-imposed mission of not just the historian, but of modern society at large, thus becomes to transform this subject back into a coherent whole, to re-member it.

How can a physical, textual, or theoretical body be dismantled and put back together? What reconfigurations are possible? War, memory, renovation, and revolution all create something new from the fragments of a previous order. This conference will seek to examine the process of re-membering through a multidisciplinary lens. Topics may include:

  • Issues of political revolution
  • Re/claiming space within society
  • Lacan and the body
  • Memories of violence or trauma
  • Non-linear storytelling
  • Translations in language or artistic medium
  • Synecdoche and other symbolic constructions
  • Appropriation of the Other
  • Hybridization
  • The Grotesque

The committee welcomes alternative interpretations of the theme.

Please submit abstracts (250 words) to rsgsabu [at] gmail [dot] com. Papers may be submitted in English, French, or Spanish. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2016. Submission decisions will be sent out by March 15.


Dec 14

CFP: University of Arizona’s 25th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium

“Memory, Resistance, and Social Communication past to present”

Deadline for Submissions: January 13, 2015

Conference Dates: February 26, 27, and 28, 2015

Conference Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Anthony Geist (University of Washington), Dr. José Camacho (Rutgers University)

From the Symposium Committee:

The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite all interested graduate students, scholars and professionals to submit abstracts and panel proposals for the 25th Annual Graduate and Professional Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Language and Culture. This year the Symposium Committee is honored to welcome Dr. Anthony Geist from the University of Washington and Dr. Jose Camacho from Rutgers University as keynote speakers.

As we explore memory, resistance, and social communication from various perspectives and disciplines, the Symposium Committee encourages the submission of papers and panels on a variety of topics and disciplines that explore language, literature, linguistics, protest, and culture. Submissions from the fields of literatures and cultures, linguistics, the digital humanities, and pedagogy are invited from all periods and areas of Iberian, Spanish-American, Latin American, and Luso-Brazilian studies. The committee will also consider panel proposals for sessions organized around a specific topic. Short-films and creative pieces, including digital works, authored by the presenters themselves are also welcome. Papers may be presented in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Paper Proposals: Please submit an abstract of approximately 250 words in English, Spanish, or Portuguese via email as an attachment to dspsymposium@gmail.com by January 13, 2015.

Panel Proposals: Please submit a description of the panel focus in 100 words or less, in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, as well as an abstract from the individual panel participants via email as an attachment to dspsymposium@gmail.com by January 13, 2015. Panels should have 3-5 participants.

In the body of the email, please specify your name, phone number, e-mail, title of the presentation, academic affiliation, and if audiovisual equipment will be needed for your presentation. Reading time of final papers is limited to 20 minutes (6-8 double-spaced pages). No papers will be read in absentia.

Acceptance will be confirmed no later than January 23, 2014. Registration is $30 and must be paid on-site. In addition, we encourage you to visit our website for more information: http://symposium.spanish.arizona.edu

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